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Barnes Plans USC Visit

DE Tavaris Barnes (6-5 250) of Jacksonville, FL has been commmitted to Florida State since June, but he says that commitment is not firm and he will visit four other schools for a closer look.

"I'd say the commitment, on a scale of ten, is about a six," Barnes said. He plans to set visits with Clemson, USC, North Carolina and Georgia Tech along with Florida State.

Barnes talked with Clemson recruiter Jeff Scott last week. "He was just asking about the season and checking in with me," Barnes said. "Coach Scott calls every week and seems interested." Barnes talked with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. about two weeks ago. "He's telling me to check them out and how much they wanted me," Barnes said.

His former high school teammate, USC linebacker Shaq Wilson, was at his game Friday night and they had the chance to talk for a while.